Profile of the Pearl Izumi Elite Road v5

Who is it for? The Pearl Izumi Elite Road v5 is aimed at competitive road cyclists who are after maximum power transfer in their footwear.

What is it for? This Pearl Izumi road shoe is meant for use in professional races. Its features are applied for maximum performance on the bike.


Optimal power transfer. This pair employs the brand's 1:1 Integrated Carbon Power Plate, which yields the stiffest power transfer in Pearl Izumi's index chart. It received a rating of 13 out of 13.

Connected feel. The Elite Road v5 utilizes a unibody construction that helps lower the stack height to a mere 5 mm. This offers excellent pedal feel and connectivity, enhancing overall power transfer. It also eliminates unnecessary materials, further making the shoe light.

Longevity. Replaceable heel bumpers help lengthen the shoe's lifespan as the traction can be renewed whenever needed.

Breathability. Ventilation pockets are placed in the outsole to promote excellent airflow.

Cleat System

The Elite Road v5 by Pearl Izumi employs a three-bolt cleat system. It is SPD-SL compatible and pairs well with the following road Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max, Time XPro 10 and Shimano PD-R7000.

Markings are placed in the cleat area to serve as a guide in precise cleat positioning.


Comfort. This road bike shoe features Pearl Izumi's Advanced 3-layer Seamless Composite upper construction. It offers breathability and prevents hots spots.

Lockdown. This pair's closure is governed by a single BOA IP1 dial and a micro-Velcro strap. The strap cinches down the forefoot area, while the IP1 dial is responsible for the midfoot and topmost part of the foot.

The BOA IP1 dial allows tightening and loosening in 1mm increments as well as an instant full release.

Nice to know

It is always a good idea to learn about the care and maintenance of your gears. For the sustenance and longevity of the Pearl Izumi Elite Road v5, read on.

  • First, put a paper inside the shoe to absorb any moisture during the cleaning process and help maintain the shoe's shape.
  • Get a damp sponge and thoroughly clean the areas that have mud or dirt.
  • Scrub the outsole with a soft brush when needed to keep it nice and fresh.
  • After the cleaning, air-dry the shoe at room temperature.
  • Do not machine wash your pair.
  • Extreme and direct heat can damage your shoes.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.7oz / Women 8.5oz
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: Breathable, Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Material: Synthetic upper, Carbon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Pearl Izumi

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